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Bought them because they came with lids and are a Cooks Illustrated pick. Whatever finish they have on the mixing bowls, however, does not make it easy to clean. Pretty much every time I run them through the dishwasher they come out with some residue left over even when everything else in the dishwasher has gone from dirty to sparkling.
These are just okay in my book but they do look nice. What I don't like are the lids. Because of the design I can't seem to remove a lid without making a mess. Second issue may be my own fault as I guess I never thought of mustard as being acidic. These stain very easily, I've had an old, cheap SS bowl that I've abused for over 30 years and thrown in the dish washer, it looks better than the Cuisinart bowl that I've used three times and been hand washed. I may try some Bar Keepers Friend on it and see what happens. The Cuisinart is on the left, old cheap no-name on the right.
The bowls are great, but the lids are not, because they are made of #2 plastic (High Density Polyethylene). I would have given the set 5 stars, if the lids were made of either polypropylene or silicone, or at least low density polyethylene. But why use #2 plastic in anything that comes in contact with food and may be hot or warm??? I had to purchase a separate set of lids to replace the original ones... If I knew that the lids are made of HDPE, I would not have bought the set...
Okay, so there's a trade-off to have a lid that sits inside the bowl: a kink that makes it a little harder to work inside the bowl and to clean it. If I did it over again, I'd rather buy bowls with lids that sit on the outside and have perfectly smooth insides, my mistake. Another mistake was to buy these bowls that scratch if you do anything more than breath on them. Food doesn't seem to catch in the scratches, but they sure are ugly.
I have had the set about one month and generally like them. I have used the bowls a number of times now and hand wash each time. After reading the reviews, I was hesitant, because of problems with rust. So far I have not had any signed of rust.
I bought them because I have an old Cuisinart mixing bowl that I have had for over 30 years. I love its heft and durability. These new bowls are nothing like the Cuisinart of old. They are light weight and they don’t seem very durable. I would not dare machine wash them.
I am not sure how long the plastic lids will last.
These are nice and light weight but they have only been hand dried and washed a handful of times since I bought them and already they are pitted and show spots of rust. Disappointed as they have only been used to hold popcorn. For the price I paid for three bowls, they shouldn’t have done this in the two months I have had them.
When I first received these bowls, I loved their weight and feel. After two months I noticed they are pitting and rusting on the inside of the bowl probably from the dishwasher though they are listed as dishwasher safe. I loved these bowls so much as the mixers didn't make any marks that I'm thinking of reordering the set and just hand washing them or using only the upper rack of the dishwasher.
Dissatisfied with this product. The first one had a warped lid. After exchanging and using it was disappointing to have the inside of the bowl scratch when using a fork to stir ingredients. I have old metal bowels that have been in my home for 25 years and still look new. I bought this set because I cannot order replacement lids on my old bowels.